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only on al jazeera america >> photoers loyal to yemen's exiled president retake the country's largest military base. hello. welcome to al jazeera. also ahead, pakistan hangs hussein despite claims he was a child at the time. more guards, the british government has a grip on the migrant crisis. and the corruption scandal that's shaking malaysia's
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government. fighters loyal to yemen's exiled president have retain the biggest military base from houthi rebels. the base in the southern province had previously been used by the u.s. to launch drone strikes. >> reporter: a major offense and a major victory. pro government forces recapture the biggest military base in yemen. they advanced using tanks and armored vehicles with saudi led coalition claims providing air cover. backed by loyalists, the troops faced stiff resistance from houthi rebels. the operation resulted in multiple casualties. >> translator: the takeover of the base will cut the supply
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lines to the provinces of aden. the control is a great victory for the resistance and big defeat for the houthi militia forces. >> reporter: they house a military airport. it was previously used by u.s. forces as an intelligence gathering hub and based drone's attacks on al qaeda. >> for the first time since the saudi led military operation began, you see the houthis on the defensive rather than the offensive. there is a sense that the tide is turning even if the end to the war is nowhere in sight. >> reporter: it's not nearly a symbolic win. it lies on the road to the next target after the recapture of
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aden. it will help the push to liberate ties and the southern provinces. pakistan has executed a man on death row for murder despite appeals from international human rights groups. he was hanged for the killing and kidnapping of a child in 2004. his family say he was just 13 when he was arrested and tortured into confessing into the murder. the government says an investigation determined hussein was an adult at the time of the crime. we are joined live from islamabad. how did you feel? what did you think when you heard this news? >> i wondered if justice had been served. because our legal system is based on the old british rod system which says even if there is a shadow of reasonable doubt,
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the execution must not be carried out. in this case there is not just a shadow, there is a huge question mark. let me give you an example. last year in 2014 the government's national database registration authority had a national identity card which gave his birth as being ten years previously. he was 24 last year when the identity cards was, so he was shorn as being 14 at the time the murder was committed, which means he was 24 now. if that computerized national identity card was issued by a government agency and if it was a fake and a fraud identity card showing a fake date of birth, then my question to the government of pakistan is why has the official who issued him a fake cnic card not been arrested and charged with fraud.
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>> there is proof that he was tortured. >> indeed. there is proof on his body that he was tortured. when he was a child at 14 years of age, cigarette burns on his chest remain to this day. another thing, when he was arrested and taken to -- when he was arrested and taken to the police station and subsequently to the jail, the sho, station house officer wrote down his age as one age. the warden at the jail put down another figure for his age. and when he was medically examined, which is rule, you have to be medically examined by the doctor, the doctor wrote down a third age. why there three different assessments of his age. >> what do you think this
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suggests about how juveniles are treated who fall foul of the system and what's going on in the country at the moment? >> there is the juvenile justice system ordnance. it lays down stringent conditions. they must not be housed with adult criminals. but he has been housed in an adult jail for the past ten years or more even, in fact. and another thing, the maximum imprisonment for murder after the conviction for murder is 14 years in jail. but he has already served more than 14 years. and then he was executed this morning. so he has served a double sentence, an entire life sentence for murder and executed for murder. i do not think that justice has been served. i do not think we are beyond a
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reasonable shadow of a doubt of the. >> thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you. iraq's prime minister says his government must do more to improve basic services. thousands of people have been demonstrating against electricity cuts. government corruption and incompetence are to blame. >> translator: we do not want to silence the protesters. on the contrary, i welcome this. we should work to improve services. this is why i'm greeting the protesters who came out demanding their rights and demanding form of the political system. british let's will be investigated over allegations that detectives did not follow up on allegations that a former prime minister abused children.
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they have launched a public appeal for anyone that thought he was a victim of heath. he served as prime minister in the early 1970s. >> this is about putting forward witnesses and victims. we'll deal with it with privacy for those that come forward. those that have information or have been victims of crime to come forward to us today. >> united kingdom announced measures to crack down on undocumented immigrants. landlords could face five years in jail. the government has been forced to act by the stand-off in the french port. monday they were 1,070 who tried to break through. as much as 70% succeed in reaching england. the british foreign secretary
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says greater security is having an effect. >> i think we have to have it. we saw a peak. they are already have an effect to know that the next day or two, i would expect to have a greater effect. >> we are live in cali. he says he's got a grip to the crisis. is that what you have seen there? talk us through the crisis there. >> well, certainly, he says he's got a grip on the crisis. but these people are still stuck here. they have nowhere to go. the situation in terms of their lives, the people behind me that live in this camp, the jungle camp, their situation is not improving at all. describe the camp a little bit,
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various nationalities have sectioned themselves off. behind me is an area where the afghans are. we have sudanese to the rear. to the right there is a large section for ethiopians. it's not just this camp where there are around about 3,000 it's believed migrants in cali. they are scattered across the city. if you speak to these guys leveling here, they would beg to differ. we spoke to them and some local official its to try to gauge who is to blame for this profit. >> he insists we hide his identity. he has seven children and a wife in afghanistan. it's taken him four months. he's determined to make it to
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the u.k. >> we want to go to the u.k. to make our life easily, to bring our family. if the situation is good, for example, if the situation is better, so we are want to go back to our country. >> many of the people living in this camp are genuine asigh lem speakers. they say the reason why they want to live in the u.k., they want to be in an english language country. britain and france are criticized for not doing enough to address real asylum claims. >> the u.k. need to look closely at to whatnots to ask for asigh recommend. take those people in england. look at their request. if they don't fit the bell, send them back to wherever.
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i don't know. and france needs to do the same thing. if today you decide to ask for asylum, your first appointment to register your asylum request is in november. >> of course, there are him wanting a better job. they say it's easy to find work in the u.k. than france. the u.k. has offered france to help. local officials totally disagree. >> translator: this is totally a british problem. what they don't understand is that everyone sees it as their problem. they can't keep sending security to france. we are not england and we never will be. >> the fence is being repaired yet again. it had been cut by men trying to
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grab on to a train, trying to risk their life for a life in britain. >> it's going to get harder for those to leave considering the introduction of new security measures. >> that's right. yes. we have seen in the last couple of days an increase in the number of police in the area. we are seeing helicopters. we have seen even the police coming up to journalists, not intimidation, but trying to get ahold of what this turned into, a serious and a crisis that the world's media is looking at. it's safe to say that there are attempts of getting it through that bear yeah. it's important to qualify these
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figures bandied around. it's a politicized issue. when we say 1,700 people attempts, we are talking about people, are we talking about people with wire cutters trying to get in, or are we talking about people milling around that area. it seems pretty unlikely that there are 1,700 attempts with wire cutters, people trying to get through. this is an indication of how this issue has champion. when we were speaking to the mayor and he was keen on stressing that this was britain's problem. he spoke about what he described as the ability to people to more easily work in britain. the idea that britain should do more to crack down on a that. should improve its immigration
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laws. that idea was not in this region anymore with people living in this legion. it was expanding right the way across france. while the politicians to argue among themselves, the people behind me, thousands of people behind me, still have nowhere to go. let's go ahead on al jazeera. >> we can solve this thing, but we have to get going. obama begins the next battle ofs had presidency, it's a big one, saving the planet. >> i'm in the nerve center in ririo de janeiro. we'll be watching security at next year's olympic games.
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>> here's a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. forces loyal to yemen's exiled president have taken the biggest military base from the houthi rebels. pakistan has executed a man on death row for murder despite appeals from international human rights groups. he was hanged for the killing of a child in 2004. he was 13 when he was arrested and tortured into confessing to the crime. the u.k. government has a grip on the migrant crisis. it's announced new measures
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including money for additional guards as well as new immigration checks in the u.k. john kerry is in singapore promoting the trans-pacific partnership agreement. kerry called for the 12 countries to overcome their differences. the trade deal is an essential part of obama's influential to counter the economic power of china. the u.s. says it will be push the issue of disputed islands in the south china sea during the sum. they have been invited to the summit, the association of southeast asian nations. china says it's unhappy with territorial disputes being raised. it wants to focus on cooperati cooperation. wild regional leaders gather in malaysia. they are grappling with a
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corruption scandal. >> the story revolves around $700 million, how it's arrived in the prime minister's account. what's its connection to an investment firm which comes under the direct control of the finance ministry. and what happened to the politicians and media? the government are making their position very clear. the headquarters of the newspaper and magazine, it's all quiet since the government slapped a three-month ban on its publications. it's been investigating a money trail. funds ended up in the bank account to the cuen of $700 million. the demanding clarification of the government's decision. they filed for judicial review
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and unable to comment at this time. it was the wall street journal that has seen documents. he's been firefighting the accusations leveled at him. when requested by the attorney general, he decided to fly them both in a major reshuffle. for tony, such moves are drawing concern. his criticism has now him barred from leaving the country. >> i have not been charged, i have not been requested to assist in the investigation. clearly points to an act of desperation in an attempt to investigate. >> reporter: the actions are reminiscent of the 1980s. >> in that sense i think it's a
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sense of a failure. >> reporter: the government are making their position clear. >> because of the nature of allocations could undermine the security of the nation and stability of the economy. we believe that a temporary suspension of the publication is the best way to go. >> reporter: resect elections have seen a steady, but slow move of votes and opinions. more issues like this will only reinforce the opinion that the party may no longer be trusted. the parliamentary committee was made up of four individuals. they were promoted to the
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cabinet which withdrew them from investigating any further. which lends creedence to the opposition who are angry about this. today the mal malaysian investigation says the money was donations given to him by donors. the question is where did they get the money from. this issue has not gone away. opposition mps are saying they will not let this lie. at the end of august we are expecting a large anticorruption demonstration here. so we'll be able to gauge what the public feeling is about the ruling party. >> thank you for that. the u.s. airline delta has banned shipments of big game trophies on its flights. it follows an international outcry of the killing of cecil.
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it won't transport elegant or buffalo remains. it has more flights to africa than any other u.s. airline. barack obama unveiled a national plan to tackle cry mad change. he expected tougher cuts. but it's not clear when the changes will actually take place. >> no channel pose as greater threat to our future. >> part science will h science p talk. >> we can solve this thing. we have to get going. >> his warning, the current drought, floods and long wildfire season is going he's doing. the plan calls for coal firepower plants to coal
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emissions by nearly a third in 15 years. republicans say there will be negative consequences. they threaten to ship good middle class jobs overseas. they will have reliable sources of issues. >> they are hoping the plan will take steps. >> if we don't do it, anybody will. the only reason that china is looking at getting serious is they saw we were going to do it to. when the world faces its toughest challenges, america leads the way forward. that's what this plan is about. >> but experts say it could take years before the new rules are implemented. >> there are fundamental disagreements about the way that
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the underlying law was written that need together highest. >> most cases take five to ten years. the president sees this as a key part of his legacy, he won't know if it is until he's long out of office. >> fire crews in california managed to build a boundary. california's drought has lasted for around four years. there was a funeral service for mexican journalist. he worked and moved to mexico city two months ago. after receiving threats in the state he worked.
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he was upon of five people found dead. 90% of journalist murders in mexico since 1992 have gone unpunished. just a year to go before the start of the helix. the city is doing its best. but measures to control shanty townings have come at a cost. >> rio de janeiro promised 85,000 police and soldiers will be on duty to ensure safety and security. they will be controlled from this nerve service which will seize images from cameras. and in hundreds of police cars. >> more than planning or preventing situations, we need to be ready for whatever happens. that's what we are doing here. >> the authorities have been employing a pacification
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program. taking control from the drug gangs ahead of last year's world cup. >> they are accused of hundreds of killings. >> they have been naturalized into this something by natural as a whole. >> it's two cities, with glitz and glamour on one side, or the other side is mark would by repressive actions. >> they will not come to authority its like this one. they will make sure it's invisible. while the focus is on rio for the duration of the games.
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>> their 2-year-old son was killed in a police shootout. >> the authorities said they were defending themselves against him. >> the case is almost closed. >> the pain never goes away. i'm leaving my country. the country i grew up in. i'm ashamed of it. >> very few killings are investigated. the secretary criticized the report as unfair at a time when the policy was substantial lower in crime riots. the city's view on security remain uncited. a whale has become a tourist
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attraction. the district is full of towering office blocks and expensive apartments. there are fears the giant visitor may have lost its way. look at our website, tossing on the waves of the mediterranean, thousands upon thousands of migrants fleeing wars and chaos and searching for opportunity. the single biggest group are syrians - tens of thousands of them with their children and little else - will risk this voyage. most often it leads to italy, but that is not where this journey ends of the to better understand what happens after they hit dry land, we joined them on the way through europe. i'm sheila macvicar, and this is "compass" - where foreign policy